It Is What It Is

It seems so crazy to me to be charging an iPod in a ‘69 Nova. We are headed out skeet shooting before family dinner. Then I have to go back to work. I work a split shift every Holiday and most other days too, because it’s MY business, but as hard as I work, I get to do a LOT of playing too :) Happy Easter!

It seems so crazy to me to be charging an iPod in a ‘69 Nova. We are headed out skeet shooting before family dinner. Then I have to go back to work. I work a split shift every Holiday and most other days too, because it’s MY business, but as hard as I work, I get to do a LOT of playing too :) Happy Easter!

moriartygodofmischief:

This duck is a fucking genius 

(via breadvyn)

strong-and-stronger:


girlgrowingsmall:

Try roasting the cauliflower in the oven with those seasonings and some olive oil. Crazy yummy.

This is honestly one of the best tricks Tumblr has taught me. So good!

strong-and-stronger:

girlgrowingsmall:

Try roasting the cauliflower in the oven with those seasonings and some olive oil. Crazy yummy.

This is honestly one of the best tricks Tumblr has taught me. So good!

(via motivation-proclamation)

How perfect do you have to be

To wear a bikini?

I’ve been dreaming of summer time a lot lately. Jetskiing, beach trips, skimpy summer apparel…. I’ve been bikini shopping, trying on and buying little bitty bikinis. The smalls fit and look good in most of my fitting room poses. I look great I’m down 30 pounds last year, over 60 overall. I’m not “perfect” like the pictures in the magazines though. Do I have to be to wear these cute little suits?

Who “should” wear a bikini? Is it only for the skinny specimens of a certain body type- like super models? Is it only for people who avoid dairy, salt, meat, beer, everything in the name of preventing bloating? What about various positions like leaning forward or sitting down?

I personally am going to rock my suits with pride and confidence. It’s the last summer of my 20s, and I’ve worked hard to be where I am. Last summer I worked 60 days straight split shifts. This summer I’m making up for lost time :)

evepostapple:

Yoga To Balance Your Emotions
Yoga has the power to unlock, heal and balace your emotions.  For those of you who have a regular practice, you can probably attest to lying down in Savasana with tears streaming down your face or smiling so hard your face hurts.
2013 has been a pretty wild year so far.  It has been a year of change and momentum for many of us as well as a year where much of the bulls&*^ in our lives seems to either be removed completely by circumstances or we are learning to grow beyond it.
With change this intense, emotions are inevitable and what can be difficult is maintaining balance without letting yourself get swayed or uprooted.  If you experience anxiety, depression (even on a mild level), lack of confidence, worthlessness or any of the other yucky feelings that we humans get to feel, these yoga asanas will do wonders to help.
Here are some of my favourite poses and that will help balance your emotions:
1. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) - Maintain the length in your arms, legs, torso and chest as you bend forward placing your hands in front of your feet on the mat.  Bend your knees as much as you need to or place your hands on blocks.
Allow any pressure or emotion to release and as you take 10-15 breaths in this pose, really root down with your hands and feet, drawing up healing energy from the ground. Be still.
2. Tree Pose (Vriksasana) - Shift your weight onto one leg and raise the other leg, foot facing inward and place it upon your calf, thigh or in half lotus. Raise your arms above your head in prayer or with arms separated, palms facing in.
Take 10-20 breaths and breath deeply into your heart space.  Feel your roots deep within the earth like a giant oak tree.  Feel stable.
3. Warrior II Pose (Virabadhrasana II) - Stand with your feet about 31/2 - 41/2 feet apart with your front toes pointed straight and your back foot in at a 45 degree angle. Bend your front knee until your leg reaches a 90 degree angle and extend your arms.  Lengthen your spine by tucking your tailbone in and down.
Breathe 20-25 breaths here, drawing energy and vitality from the earth.  Feel strong, powerful, confident and beautiful.  Shine out of your heart space.
4. Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana) - *Note: This pose is for advanced practitioners only* if you do not have a regular yoga practice you can lie on your back and put your legs up in the air and breath here.
Lie on your back and elevate your legs bringing them over your head until your feet touch the floor or a block.  Place your hands up your back, lift your spine and elevate your legs. With spine straight and chin away from your chest, breathe here.
Take 25-50 breaths in this pose.  Inversions help to shift perception and rejuvenate the body as well as tonify and cleanse the endocrine system. You may also choose to place your feet to the floor after completing your breaths transitioning into Plough Pose (Halasana)
With regular practice of these yoga poses, you will notice yourself feeling much more balanced, joyful, confidence and less bound by your fears.

evepostapple:

Yoga To Balance Your Emotions

Yoga has the power to unlock, heal and balace your emotions.  For those of you who have a regular practice, you can probably attest to lying down in Savasana with tears streaming down your face or smiling so hard your face hurts.

2013 has been a pretty wild year so far.  It has been a year of change and momentum for many of us as well as a year where much of the bulls&*^ in our lives seems to either be removed completely by circumstances or we are learning to grow beyond it.

With change this intense, emotions are inevitable and what can be difficult is maintaining balance without letting yourself get swayed or uprooted.  If you experience anxiety, depression (even on a mild level), lack of confidence, worthlessness or any of the other yucky feelings that we humans get to feel, these yoga asanas will do wonders to help.

Here are some of my favourite poses and that will help balance your emotions:

1. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) - Maintain the length in your arms, legs, torso and chest as you bend forward placing your hands in front of your feet on the mat.  Bend your knees as much as you need to or place your hands on blocks.

Allow any pressure or emotion to release and as you take 10-15 breaths in this pose, really root down with your hands and feet, drawing up healing energy from the ground. Be still.

2. Tree Pose (Vriksasana) - Shift your weight onto one leg and raise the other leg, foot facing inward and place it upon your calf, thigh or in half lotus. Raise your arms above your head in prayer or with arms separated, palms facing in.

Take 10-20 breaths and breath deeply into your heart space.  Feel your roots deep within the earth like a giant oak tree.  Feel stable.

3. Warrior II Pose (Virabadhrasana II) - Stand with your feet about 31/2 - 41/2 feet apart with your front toes pointed straight and your back foot in at a 45 degree angle. Bend your front knee until your leg reaches a 90 degree angle and extend your arms.  Lengthen your spine by tucking your tailbone in and down.

Breathe 20-25 breaths here, drawing energy and vitality from the earth.  Feel strong, powerful, confident and beautiful.  Shine out of your heart space.

4. Shoulder Stand (Salamba Sarvangasana) - *Note: This pose is for advanced practitioners only* if you do not have a regular yoga practice you can lie on your back and put your legs up in the air and breath here.

Lie on your back and elevate your legs bringing them over your head until your feet touch the floor or a block.  Place your hands up your back, lift your spine and elevate your legs. With spine straight and chin away from your chest, breathe here.

Take 25-50 breaths in this pose.  Inversions help to shift perception and rejuvenate the body as well as tonify and cleanse the endocrine system. You may also choose to place your feet to the floor after completing your breaths transitioning into Plough Pose (Halasana)

With regular practice of these yoga poses, you will notice yourself feeling much more balanced, joyful, confidence and less bound by your fears.

(via mayur-asana)

If I had gone to bed an hour ago, I would not have eaten that dessert bar, and getting up would be that much easier tomorrow. I’ve really accomplished nothing other than eating that delicious but unnecessary dessert.

oatsandyoga:

d0wn2e4rth:

Making my bf a yogi :P

Cuuuuute!

This is so HOT!

oatsandyoga:

d0wn2e4rth:

Making my bf a yogi :P

Cuuuuute!

This is so HOT!

(via fitisthebestrevenge)

we-are-anti-thinspo:

body-peace:

Intuitive Eating: 


Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.




Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.




Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.




Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.




Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?




Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.




Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.




Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.




Exercise—Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.




Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.



May have reblogged this before but posting again because it is so useful!

we-are-anti-thinspo:

body-peace:

Intuitive Eating: 

  1. Reject the Diet Mentality. Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.
  2. Honor Your Hunger. Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.
  3. Make Peace with Food. Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.
  4. Challenge the Food Police. Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating under 1000 calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created . The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.
  5. Respect Your Fullness. Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?
  6. Discover the Satisfaction Factor. The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence—the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.
  7. Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food. Find ways to comfort , nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.
  8. Respect Your Body. Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.
  9. Exercise—Feel the Difference. Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.
  10. Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.

May have reblogged this before but posting again because it is so useful!

(via healthfitnation)